Bloody duck wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moodusnewchick, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I let the muscovies out this morning, i noticed blood on a few of them. After inspection, it's one bird with a bloody feather. It looks like the wing is bruised with the feather pin having received the brunt of the trauma. I'm not sure if something tried to grab her out of the pen and she struggled, or if she got herself caught somewhere and pulled herself out. The question is, does she need to be isolated? The ducks are running with turkeys of similar age and meat chickens. They free range.
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know much about ducks. Chickens will peck at bloodied areas of their coop mates and one shoud use Blue-Kote to disenfect and hide the blood. I would also put some antimicrobial ointment on damaged area for a few days, and make sure nobody else is bothering the site.
     

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